THIS technology would initially scare me…
If 1) It was so cool?
[via The Blaze] Earlier this month, the Blaze brought you BAE systems ADAPTIV “invisibility cloak.” Today we have learned additional details of this remarkable technology, and have some new photos to share.
As we first announced a few weeks ago, this cutting edge technology allows a vehicle to become invisible to the naked eye — as well as infrared and other radar technologies.
Even more amazing– ADAPTIV not only makes a vehicle or fixed installation disappear– it can alter itself in real time to mimic surrounding foliage, or entirely reshape its form. An Armored Personnel Carrier can shift to look like a pickup truck on radar, for example. [All the better to kill things with, my dear!]
ADAPTIV vehicles also have the capability to electronically mark themselves to avoid friendly fire incidents.
Now, here are some of the newer photos that show what the technology looks like on the outside:
According to the description on BAE“s website, ADAPTIV works by:
“Using lightweight hexagonal pixels which are electrically powered by the vehicles systems. The pixels are individually heated and cooled using commercially available semi-conducting technology. The hand-sized pixels are made of metal, so that they can sustain physical impact and provide defence against enemy ordnance.”
As we showed you in the past, here is what you would see on infrared before a tank turns on its Adaptiv coating.
And here is what you would see, or not see, after:
Check out the full video of ADAPTIV in action here, courtesy of BAE Systems: [Read More]
And 2) This technology wasn’t quite so needed.
Needed how, you ask…
Because of THIS?
[via The Sun] A LUCKY angler told yesterday how he landed a record-breaking catfish weighing 17.5 STONE.
Jonathan Avery, 31, hooked the 8ft 3in monster while on holiday in Spain.
It took five men to haul it to the bank of the River Segre — and the 245lb specimen is believed to be the biggest catfish ever caught by a Brit.
Jonathan, from Winscombe, Somerset, got his big bite after waiting 15 hours at Mequineza.
He said: “We’d been there since dawn and were about to give up. I knew straight away it was a big one, and we realised it was a record when the fish wouldn’t fit in the 8ft sling to carry it to the weighing scales.”
Tour guide Jason Ingley said: “I’ve seen big fish before but nothing like that — it was like something out of a cartoon.”
Jonathan’s previous best was a 20lb catfish caught in Britain. [Read More]
Definitely makes me feel it is needed.
OMG – SHOOT IT, kill it with a cannon blast before…
*whispers* “It eats us all.”
Um, speaking of “eats”?
Anyone have any tartar sauce?